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Performance Advisory Consultant

Req #:  116722
Facility:  Support Centers
Department:  Project Management/Change Management
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

What You Will Do:

As a member of the Performance Advisory Office department, manages small to moderately complex projects, or assists client in execution of portions of engagement.  Develops project work plans and related performance metrics to ensure all project activities are executed against established timelines and budgets. Uses improvement or project management methodologies and effective management of internal/external resources assigned to complete integration and optimization activities.



  • Develops solutions and makes recommendations impacting clients and colleagues. Builds a network of contacts. Develops techniques of persuasive verbal and written presentation.
  • Identifies and manages change effectively and efficiently in a changing environment. Works with team members to utilize change management processes and tools to create plans to support adoptions of changes required by project or initiative.
  • Tests client hypotheses and solutions with robust data consulting processes and techniques.
  • Leads meetings/work sessions to support execution of engagements.
  • Manages delivery in consulting engagment under guidance of experienced colleagues. Uses planning tools and techniques and sets milestones appropriate for size and scale of assignment. Handles changes in project scope and seeks advice when needed.
  • Advises users how to interpret productivity/labor cost efficiency reports to identify opportunity.
  • Definies project management processes and standards and establishes targets, benchmarks and performance measures for project delivery. Plans, organizes, controls and evaluates projects from concept phase to implementation.


What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field.
  • Typically requires 3 years of expereince in healthcare in an operations role.
  • Facilitation and persuasion skills with ability to influence peers, superiors and sub-ordinates. Capable of influencing project team members to acheive goals associated with successful project delivery.
  • Knowledge and expertise in use of project and program management methodologies and tools.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and evidence of being a strong team player.  Possesses a strong orientation toward innovation and new ideas.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to concisely communicate with key leaders.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.



About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago